Music at Midday downtown
Most Fridays from 12:15-1 pm, National City Christian Church presents Music at Midday. The church is at 5 Thomas Circle NW in DC. Social distancing and masks are required. Admission is free; donations are gratefully accepted.
March 31: The U.S. Army Chorus will present a program spanning a variety of genres, including standard works from the choral canon and fresh arrangements of familiar tunes.
April 7: No concert (Good Friday
April 14: Organist Loreto Aramendi is traveling from the Basque country of Spain to perform works of Dietrich Buxtehude, Richard Wagner, Franz Liszt, Jehan Alain
and Maurice Duruflé.
April 21: South Carolina organist Charles Douglas Frost will perform works of African and African American composers, including Fela Sowande, Roy Belfield, Ralph
Simpson, Philip Barnette McIntyre and Florence Price.
April 28: French organist Emmanuel Duperrey is traveling from Paris to perform works of Georg Friedrich Handel, Hans Andre Stamm, Klaas Jan Mulder and Helmut Walcha along with one of his own compositions and two of his own arrangements of works by John Williams (“Jurassic Park Theme”) and Paul Dukas (“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”).
Recitals are free unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday, April 4, 12:10 pm: Paul Byssainthe performs the Prelude and Fugue in A Minor by J. S. Bach and Toccata in F Major by Dietrich Buxtehude. The Washington Bach Consort performs the motet Jesu, meine Freude. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW.
Sunday, April 9, 2023, 2 pm: Washington National Cathedral organist Thomas Sheehan plays an Easter recital.
Sunday, April 16, 4 pm: Brass of Peace plays a recital at the Franciscan Monastery, 1400 Quincy Ave. NE.
Tuesday, April 25, 6:30: Nathan Ringcamp, a candidate for a bachelor of music degree in organ performance from Catholic University, performs his senior recital at St. Matthew's Cathedral, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW. He will play Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in E-Flat Major (BWV 552), Franck’s Chorale No. 1 in E Major, Duruflé’s Prélude et fugue sur le nom d’Alain, Op. 7, and Rachel Laurin’s Quatre Pèlerinages en Lorraine, Op. 30. Nathan is the organist at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church where he plays the 1885 Roosevelt organ that is currently under restoration by the DiGennaro-Hart Organ Company.
Sunday, May 14, 4 pm: Chuyoung Suter (Washington, D.C.) plays a recital at the Franciscan Monastery, 1400 Quincy Ave. NE.
Sunday, May 21, 4 pm: Noted performer and pedagogue Dr. Kimberly Marshall presents a concert of music from a wide variety of times and places. A festive reception follows. St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 6800 Columbia Pike, Annandale.
Sunday, May 28, 2023, 2 pm: Guest organist Carson Cooman presents a Memorial Day organ recital at Washington National Cathedral.
Tuesday, July 4, 2023, 11 am: Washington National Cathedral organist Thomas Sheehan and Washington Symphonic Brass present an Independence Day concert.